Mindfulness-Based Substance Abuse Treatment (MBSAT) for Adolescents, Young Adults, & their Families
Family Spring offers specialized SUD/dual diagnosis treatment for adolescents, young adults, and their families. We teach our clients the transformative practice of mindfulness to help them increase self-regulation (for cravings and difficult emotions), insight into drug use and other challenging behaviors, and how to repair/reconcile with their family members.
We tailor your treatment plan to your unique needs, based on evidence-based assessment
What is the MBSAT 12-Session Curriculum?
A curriculum designed specifically for youth and young adults, who are struggling with both SUD and related mental health challenges such as trauma, depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, and more. The curriculum can be delivered both via group and individual formats, and has associated familial counseling and caregiver/parent coaching aspects as well.
What we provide is an evolved adaptation of the original Mindfulness-Based Substance Abuse Treatment for Adolescents: A 12-Session Curriculum, that was co-authored by Family Spring CEO and cofounder Dr. Sam Himelstein.
What you/your child will learn in the MBSAT program
Mindfulness for Self-Regulation
Drug Education + Informal Mindfulness
Responding vs. Reacting
Insight Into Drug Use & Other Challenging Behaviors / Emotions
Emotional Awareness + Expression
Neurophysiology of Drugs, the Brain, & Mindfulness
Mindfulness of Triggers
Impact on the Family System
Mindfulness of the Peer Context
Change Agent in Community